Adult Ed program awarded Dollar General Literacy Grant

posted May 13, 2017, 12:39 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 13, 2017, 12:42 PM ]
The Bartlesville school district's Adult Education Program has again received a competitive grant via the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Adult Education Coordinator Joni Pollard wrote the grant, which will provide $9,000 to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of over $7.5 million in grants awarded to more almost 870 schools, nonprofits, and libraries across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

The Bartlesville Adult Education Program is sponsored by the Bartlesville School District. It provides educational assistance to individuals in order to help them improve their literacy skills, earn a High School Equivalency Diploma, and become more proficient with the English language. The program applies for the Dollar General grant funding each year and has been a recipient of the Dollar General Grant award since 2010.

The Bartlesville Adult learning Center (BALC) has served well over 3,400 individuals in Washington, Nowata, and Osage Counties. It offers flexibly scheduled Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language classes. The classes are available through a variety of methods, including online and traditional. Classes are currently held in the bottom level of Custer Stadium, Tri-County Technology Center, and the Pawhuska Business Development Center. All classes are taught by certified instructors. The district also has an authorized Pearson VUE GED Testing Center at the district's Education Service Center. For more information, visit the program's webpage or call 918-336-6560.

Regarding the company's literacy program, Todd Vasos, Dollar General CEO, remarked, “Consistent with our mission of serving others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home. It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
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